Chelsea FC play as the visitors today as they travel to Portugal to take on Benfica in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal draw.
The huge win that unfurled the sagging sails of club’s ship after beating Napoli 4-1 to advance to this stage has died down, and they have dropped five points out of their last two games. Interim manager Roberto Di Matteo has shown some tactical weakness, and the players have struggled offensively as they have for most of the season.
But all that can be put to rest with a strong victory today. It is critical they at least escape with a goal, as the odds of replicating what they did three weeks ago is highly unlikely.
Here are four reasons they will win the game.